Two seniors chopping vegetables

What you eat can help you stay healthy and strong at any age. See what you know about aging, diet and health with this short quiz.

True or false: The older you get, the less likely you are to have a food intolerance.

The correct answer is B. false

Our bodies often become less tolerant of certain foods as we age.

If you have a sensitivity to dairy foods, you can get calcium in your diet by eating more…

The correct answer is C. spinach, white beans, salmon and sardines

Spinach, white beans, salmon and sardines all contain good amounts of calcium.

What’s the best eating plan for older people who want to maintain a healthy weight?

The correct answer is B. a balanced diet, such as the Mediterranean diet

To achieve and maintain a healthy weight, practice moderation and enjoy all categories of foods. Make sure the largest serving on your plate is a vegetable, followed by whole grains and protein.

Healthy fats, in moderation, can help your body…

The correct answer is A. absorb vitamins and minerals

Foods such as nuts and fatty fish are rich in good monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats and can help your body take in key nutrients.